I am not a director anymore, as my 3 year term was up at the end of last year. Go to www.kybassfed.com and look up Donnie's contact info or anybody elses you choose. Not to get into all of the specifics about the politics,direction of BASS, etc. etc. The main reason you have to be a member of BASS----they hold your clubs insurance---exact dollar amount, I am not sure of. Seems to me it's $100,000. If there is an incident that involves an insurance issue during a club event-----BASS has you covered. That's the bottom line. Whether you like BASS or not---your dues to BASS is actually keeping you safeguarded. Hope that makes sense.